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Emergency Preparedness

This manual is written for immigrant parents in Minnesota seeking to understand immigration, child custody options and Child Protection Social Services systems, and to help plan so you do not lose rights over your children if you are apprehended by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Emergency Preparedness Manual

Please call our Helpline if you have questions about your rights, immigration executive orders (including the travel ban), immigration court and detention, or emergency family preparedness. Contact ILCM‘s main office with other questions.


Thank you to Barbara Kagan and the law firm of Steptoe and Johnson provided this manual for ILCM’s use. Additional thanks to Katie Trotzky (Lutter Gilbert & Kvas, LLC) and Brittany Stephens Pearson (Lindquist & Vennum LLP) for their assistance in adapting it for use in Minnesota.